WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Family Research Council praised Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri's veto of a set of measures that would have expanded that state's existing hate crimes registry beyond sex-related "orientation," relating to heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality, to include "gender expression" and "gender identity." FRC President Tony Perkins made the following statement:
"Given the challenges facing America, it's troubling that any legislature would invest time and taxpayer monies to consider such a superfluous agenda-driven maneuver, much less pass it through both Houses. In vetoing the measures, Governor Carcieri rightly chose to tend to the serious business of governing Rhode Island and rejected those who seek to use government resources against anyone who would oppose their radical agenda.
"Governor Carcieri deserves praise for his strong stance for the families of Rhode Island, and other Governors can learn by his example," Perkins concluded.
SOURCE Family Research Council